Whether you are using lightening creams to even out your complexion, to fade dark spots and marks or to lighten a sun tanned skin, you need to practise these to avoid all the issues people usually get. Even expensive skin lightening brands can get you issues like stretch marks and dark knuckles when used wrongly. A simple search on Google will confirm this. Even natural lighteners like the popular Kojic acid isn’t left out.
So how do you avoid these issues?
1. DO NOT use any skin lightening cream 7 days a week. This is the no 1 reason why people ruin their skin. Take breaks at least 2 times a week. During the break, use baby lotion or a non lightening body butter. Use coconut oil, Olive oil or Shea butter to heal your skin. Do not use a lightening soap either. Use Original Moroccan black soap to heal your skin.
2. Use your lightening creams mostly at night. Even if your vendor says it can be used in the day, NEVER use when the weather is very hot and you have to be in the sun for a while. You can when the weather is cool like during the rainy season.